Hamas welcomes UN ceasefire resolution

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The Hamas Movement welcomed a UN Security Council resolution backing a proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza, saying it is ready to cooperate with mediators over implementing the principles of the plan.

“Hamas welcomes what is included in the Security Council resolution that affirmed the permanent ceasefire in Gaza, the complete withdrawal, the prisoners’ exchange, the reconstruction, the return of the displaced to their areas of residence, the rejection of any demographic change or reduction in the area of the Gaza Strip, and the delivery of needed aid to our people in the Strip,” Hamas said in a statement.

“We confirm our willingness to work with our brothers, the interlocutors, to negotiate indirectly on how to implement these principles that coincide with our people and the resistance’s demands,” Hamas added.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted a resolution on Monday aimed at reaching a comprehensive ceasefire deal in three phases to end Israeli aggression in Gaza.

The resolution was adopted by a large majority, with 14 votes in favor and Russia abstaining.